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Prairie Hiking Trail

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 5.0 (1)

An opportunity to enjoy the prairie and rolling hills of the northern Great Plains.


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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

99%

Runnable

2,442' 744 m

High

2,261' 689 m

Low

125' 38 m

Up

241' 73 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Drive to the refuge headquarters, 21 miles North of Stanley, North Dakota, along State Highway 8. There is a large entrance sign just off the West side of the highway. A refuge brochure is available at headquarters.

The Prairie Hiking Trail can be found along the auto-tour route. The trail is a two-track grass trail and passes through beautiful grasslands with rolling hills and small ponds and wetlands. The track is easy to follow, and isn't terribly strenuous, which make it a great way to stretch your legs.

Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Birding Conservancy and the Audubon Society.

Flora & Fauna

Sprague's pipit, Baird's sparrows, marbled godwits, upland sandpipers, willets, blue-winged teal, sharp-tailed grouse, Richardson's ground squirrel, white-tailed deer, moose, and coyotes can all be seen from this route.

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Shared By:

Karen Ryberg

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The rolling hills of the Missouri Coteau.
Nov 9, 2015 near Kenmare, ND
Rolling hills and wetlands.
Nov 9, 2015 near Kenmare, ND

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